In announcing a new stage for the Rhode Island’s Promise scholarship program, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo went a long way toward matching a number of presidential campaign promises to make higher education more affordable. Is this the right way to do it?
In late November, Laura Jaworski was appointed the second-ever executive director of the House of Hope Community Development Corp., a Warwick-based nonprofit affordable-housing developer and homeless-services provider.
The College Crusade of Rhode Island’s Cranston-based college readiness program will benefit from a $5,000 grant during the 2016-17 school year thanks to a donation made in that amount by Taco/The White Family Foundation.
Local teachers and staff at the Chariho Regional School District, Narragansett School District, South Kingstown School Department and Westerly Public Schools, as well as Stonington Public Schools in Stonington, Conn., received 12 Westerly Community Credit Union Teacher Grant awards totaling more than $5,000.
Funded by philanthropists Letitia and John Carter, the Rhode Island Foundation’s Sparks Grant program will provide nearly $190,000 in reading and innovation grants to teachers across the state, according to a Jan. 13 announcement.
Johnson & Wales University’s College of Management and Salve Regina University’s Center for Adult Education are included in a list of the top 20 online MBA programs in nonprofit management, according to the Online MBA Today website.